Tigers opens Sydney omnichannel e-commerce facility

Tigers Australia, a division of Hong Kong-based Tigers, opened a new warehouse in Sydney to support its growing e-commerce business. The omnichannel facility will process domestic and cross-border e-commerce shipments for business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) fulfillment. “E-commerce in Australia will increase, not only for domestic but also international, (cross-border) trade and our new Sydney […]

Once open, Western Sydney Airport to expand cargo options for carriers

Sydney’s in-development second airport, Western Sydney Airport, this month signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Qantas Group and Virgin Australia, Australia’s two largest carriers. It is not immediately clear how the carriers’ cargo operations will adjust to the new airport. Virgin Australia is based at Brisbane International Airport (BNE), while Qantas Airlines and its […]

DB Schenker to launch ORD-SYD freighter service

International logistics company DB Schenker has added a weekly 777 freighter service from Chicago (ORD) to Sydney (SYD) to its service portfolio. The company said the service will address demand for time-sensitive shipments of automotive, industrial and healthcare industry products, as well as heavy and outsized goods. Starting March 11, the direct service will depart […]

Virgin Atlantic re-launches Sydney-Hong Kong service

This week, Virgin Atlantic Cargo re-launched its Sydney-Hong Kong service ahead of schedule, following the airline’s three year hiatus. The carrier points to a “shift in the market” since 2014 – specifically, the growth of online shopping – as the main reason for the resumption of service. “Sydney-Hong Kong is a route we know very […]

American Airlines Cargo launches daily L.A.-Auckland service

A new Los Angeles (LAX)-Auckland (AKL) passenger service, launched earlier this week, is also providing new connection for airfreight from the United States to New Zealand to and then on to hundreds of destinations around the world. Using a 787, AA Cargo has the ability to reach this new international location nonstop. The new destination […]

Qantas launches Dallas Fort Worth air cargo service

Qantas Freight announced today that it will begin a weekly freighter service to Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) to bolster its route connecting Australia, China and the U.S. The carrier currently operates four weekly 747-400F freighter services connecting the three countries, and starting June 9, one of these flights will make an additional stop at Dallas […]

New climate-controlled storage facility opens at Sydney

Specialist logistics provider B&H Worldwide has opened a new climate-controlled storage facility to support its customers with specialized service requirements at Sydney Airport in Australia. The new facility was built following consultations with customers and their vendors and features temperature, humidity, and contaminant-control capabilities. Regional Director Steve Moralee explained that this development allows B&H to […]

AMI gets new home in Sydney

Air freight wholesaler, AMI, has relocated to a new, larger facility at its Sydney hub. The new facility is nearly twice the size of its previous accommodations, which the company had occupied since 2001. AMI Sydney is now based in Hale St. Botany, a few minutes’ drive from the airport cargo terminal. The new facility […]

Yusen Logistics gains pharma foothold at Schiphol

  Increasing its development in the pharmaceutical supply-chain business, Yusen Logistics has opened a pharmaceutical facility at Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport. The forwarder has a 3,900 square-foot GDP (good distribution practices) compliant warehouse, full temperature control from 15 to 25 degrees centigrade, pest control, separate areas for pharma and general cargo, a cold store unit which is […]

NZB Airfreight expands horse transport services

New Zealand Bloodstock Airfreight, which has been successfully buying, selling and transporting thoroughbred horses by airfreight between Australia and New Zealand for more than 50 years, is about to significantly expand its air network. Beginning in November, NZB Airfreight  will begin service between London Heathrow and Sydney. “We are seeing more and more horses traveling […]

Emirates adds new nonstop to Iran

In the wake of June’s historic nuclear program accord between Iran, the United States and various other nations, Emirates took steps to add capacity between Iran and Dubai. Beginning Sept. 1, Emirates SkyCargo will begin five weekly nonstop flights to Mashhad, Iran, which will become the carrier’s second Iranian destination after Tehran, which it has […]